Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Abraham Mondry - June 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 1992

Auschwitz--Mengele's Experiments II

Mengele would come to the, to this hospital every day?

Every day, yeah.

And what would he do? He would operate?

Sometimes he would operate, yeah.

What would he operate on Jews for? To, to save them?

Ninety percent he didn't save. He killed them. He operated on a dying person.

And what would you do? Would you, would you assist him?

Yeah, I used, used to handle the instruments, you know, instruments. I used to steam the instrument.

And then would you take care of the patients after they were operated on?

Yeah, yeah he left.

He left? And what would you do?

You see, he must have, he must have left like a moment ago. I don't know if you know, like ??? is, in German, it's like ??? like blood infection. You see, I told them, everything come black, any little scar, you get an infection.

Infection, right.

If something blow up, you have to cut away the hand.

Did you do that?

No, but I did surgery. I did in the morning, you know. In a half hour, I used, used to cut about thiry, forty people. Just like you'd put a little alcohol... on the hand, small abscesses, you know.

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